Solved Why does Yahoo email want to delete my active account?

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September 24, 2018 at 12:19:25
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I have received a Microsoft email saying my yahoo account will be deleted soon if I do not click a button that says OneDrive. I just use straight email and not sure what OneDrive means, if it's one in the same. I use it everyday and I keep it clean. I need and want to keep this account. Is a scam or for real? The email address from the sender is email@mail.onedrive.com Thank you

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September 24, 2018 at 13:57:33
Ignore the message. There are innumerable messages relating to email accounts floating about. All are fake and may even be trying to get you to respond, by providing logon details or other personal data.

I get some from BT which have genuine BT references but are fake. BT confirm the references are apparently genuine, but the messages are not from BT.

Similarly some from yahoo and outlook.com. I ignore them all.

Occasionally email providers do delete dormant accounts; and some will advise to that effect; but likely not all. Sky did so a while back and one was able to contact them by phone to clarify/confirm the messages from Sky were genuine.



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September 24, 2018 at 12:41:31
OneDrive is the Microsoft version of Cloud storage. See the link below for more info on OneDrive. I use Yahoo mail and am not aware of any demands by either MSoft or Yahoo to use OneDrive. I suspect you are receiving marketing messages.

Can you copy the full message and post it here?

https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/


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September 24, 2018 at 13:00:37

Sorry for the large empty space here, couldn't be helped. Please scroll down. .I know I don't use cloud, just regular storage. Thanks

Your OneDrive account will be deleted on October 25, 2018
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Your account will be deleted on October 25, 2018


Your **********@yahoo.ca account has been unused for the past two years, and will be deleted on October 25, 2018.

If you would like to keep your account, please visit OneDrive to reactivate it.


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September 24, 2018 at 13:34:30
When I search the senders email address I get 2 different messages, some it's a scam some it's real. I couldn't copy the whole email as it is as I don't know how to but here is one that is quite similar.

https://twitter.com/onedrive/status...

When I see this one posted it is the same only mine doesn't say "Don't lose your important files" and also my email says "you haven't used your yahoo account in 2 years" are the differences. The go to button just says "OneDrive" and not "sign into OneDrive" My email doesn't show a folder either. Everything else is pretty much the same.


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September 24, 2018 at 13:57:33
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Ignore the message. There are innumerable messages relating to email accounts floating about. All are fake and may even be trying to get you to respond, by providing logon details or other personal data.

I get some from BT which have genuine BT references but are fake. BT confirm the references are apparently genuine, but the messages are not from BT.

Similarly some from yahoo and outlook.com. I ignore them all.

Occasionally email providers do delete dormant accounts; and some will advise to that effect; but likely not all. Sky did so a while back and one was able to contact them by phone to clarify/confirm the messages from Sky were genuine.


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September 24, 2018 at 14:19:08
Thank you so much for taking the time to look into this for me. I'm going to delete it

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September 24, 2018 at 17:39:19
I agree the emails are probably spam. Even is they are real and an OneDrive account is closed, you said you don't use it anyway.


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September 26, 2018 at 14:24:38
This is the best answer

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